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Testing Services

MSSU’s Distance Learning Testing Services prides itself on the ability to assist online faculty and online students with their course testing needs. Online students are proctored by individually approved proctors who meet specific, professional criteria. Students who live within 30 miles of MSSU will test at our on-campus testing facility located in Webster Hall. Strict guidelines are followed to insure that the integrity of the testing process is not breached. In the past we have assisted military students in Iraq, Italy, Spain and other areas around the world, as well as civilian students in Africa, Japan, Seattle, St. Louis and many other areas around the U.S. 

Meet the Testing Services Team



Name: Robin Douglas
Position: Distance Testing Supervisor
Robin enjoys building relationships with many faculty members and students. She appreciates her co-workers and believes that it takes a team to serve this campus. Her office was built on the concept of teamwork and working together for the betterment of the campus. 


  • Master of Education from Missouri State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Missouri Southern State University

Hometown: Robin is originally from Carl Junction and is an avid animal lover.
Career Highlights: Robin has worked at MSSU for over 20 years including the TV station here on campus.
Favorite Quote: “Be still and know that I am God.” --Psalms 46:10

Location: 117 Webster Hall
Contact: (417) 625-9887


Name: Robert Loudermilk
Position: Testing Proctor
Bob works part-time in the department proctoring tests for students and enjoys meeting new and various people he comes into contact with in his position.

Graduate MSSU police academy

Hometown: Bob is originally from Lawrence, Kansas and his hobbies include firearms and aviation. He is a licensed commercial pilot.
Career Highlights: Bob spent 26 years as a commissioned member of law enforcement (Deputy Sheriff for Newton County) He is also a retired U.S. Navy Reserve Chief Petty Officer (operations specialist). Bob also worked for Empire District Electric Company for 42 years before retiring.
Favorite Quote: "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." Romans 8:28

Location: 117 Webster Hall
Contact: (417) 625-9577


Gay Smith






Name: Gay Smith
Position: Testing Proctor
Gay works part-time in the Distance Learning Office proctoring students for online classes. She enjoys the diversity of people that she comes into contact with every day.

Masters of Education from St. Mary's University in Lawrence, KS
Bachelor of Science in Education from Missouri Southern State University

Hometown: Gay has lived in the Joplin-Webb City area most of her life. Her hobbies are music and golf.
Career Highlights: She taught school in the Joplin-Webb City School districts until she retired three years ago. She has taught in every age group from Kindergarten to College. When not working at MSSU, she substitute teaches for Joplin and Webb City High Schools.
Favorite Quote: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7

Location: 117 Webster Hall
Contact: (417) 625-9577